Victims from Nepal, India and Pakistan are lured to work in East African adult entertainment industry.
The South Asian women trafficked to Kenya’s Bollywood-style bars
Nepali beautician Sheela* did not think twice about ditching her salon job when she received a call offering seven times her salary to work as a cultural dancer at a nightclub in Kenya.
It did not matter that the 23-year-old woman from a village in the Himalayan foothills had never heard of the East African nation.
Or that she had no experience as a dancer, had never met the owner of the club and was not shown an employment contract.
With elderly parents to care for and medical bills to clear after her brother suffered a motorcycle accident, the offer of a monthly salary of $600, with food, housing and transport costs all covered, was a no-brainer for Sheela.READ MORE